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DNV GL’s Battery Scorecard 2020 sees manufacturers focus on LFP and fire safety

The third annual scorecard published by the consultant has tested 22 batteries with different chemistries for cycling stability and temperature-dependent behaviour and identified significant product trends.

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: Carmaker BYD unit sales down 20%, Xinyi Glass makes offer for China Glass

BYD more than doubled November vehicle sales but posted a drop in January-to-November business. Xinyi Glass is looking to grow its assets, while GCL-Poly is raising capital.

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‘China must put EV battery reuse at heart of net-zero ambition’

The centralized nature of policymaking in Beijing would enable component standardization to ease the transition from EV to stationary energy storage use, according to Greenpeace East Asia.

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Residential storage solution with BYD battery, Fronius inverter

BYD and Fronius have started offering the BYD Battery-Box Premium storage system and Fronius Symo GEN24 Plus inverter as a bundle. They said the combined solution can be used in residential PV arrays and light commercial systems.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: GCL begins work on new polysilicon factory, GoodWe listed on Shanghai exchange

Polysilicon maker GCL-Poly has started construction of a factory with an annual production capacity of 54,000 MT as Chinese inverter manufacturer Goodwe launched an IPO on the Shanghai stock market.

Chinese PV Industry Brief: Longi to grow by 10 GW, China opens world’s largest floating PV project

Plus, equipment manufacturer Shangji Automation is set to enter the silicon ingot making game with plans for an 8 GW fab, while state-owned developer Panda Green says it plans to add 500 MW of annual project capacity over the next three years.

Covid-19 weekly round-up: Predatory takeover fears, Ieefa takes aim at the IEA and diverse perspectives on e-mobility

Analysts appear divided on the effects the public health crisis will have on the EV market even as sales of petrol-engined SUVs soar in China. And Portugal is plowing on with its Covid-delayed national solar tender, an exercise which may help establish whether clean energy thinktank Ieefa is right to predict PV prices will continue to fall.

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Chinese PV Industry Brief: a 15 GW factory, new standards and solar glass output

Risen Solar has unveiled plans for a 15 GW cell and module fab in Yiwu City, Zhejiang province and China South Glass is fundraising for a PV glass factory in Anhui province. Such growth, however, may be slowed by the introduction of new standards by the government.

Demand for gas-guzzling SUVs surges in China as electric car sales plummet

The market last month saw a sharp rebound in the sales of traditional, internal combustion engine vehicles as Covid-19 restrictions continued to ease. Analysts have predicted a similar rebound in Europe as the continent emerges from the public health crisis.

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China reaches 1.7 GW of electrochemical storage capacity

According to new numbers released by the China Energy Storage Alliance, the country’s storage capacity topped 32.4 GW at the end of last year. The association said the storage market is expected to continue to grow steadily in the years ahead.

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